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100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary

100% Plant-Derived Squalane

4.5( 239 Ratings )
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VeganCruelty-freeGluten-FreeParaben-Free
Highlights
What It Is100% Plant-Derived Squalane from The Ordinary is a lightweight plant-derived solution to support hydration. This pure molecule with an oil-like texture is great for those looking for solutions for signs of dehydration.
What Else You Need to KnowSqualane has very high emollience, is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness.
Ingredients
1 ingredient
Effects
Squalane
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging

Reviews

🚨Dupes Alert: La Mer vs The Ordinary🚨
🚨Dupes Alert: La Mer vs The Ordinary🚨
Hi everyone, 🤩 Recently I purchased Lamer serum from Seoul airport, whose price is super super good!!!! I have used it for a week. I got to say. It surprisingly does the refine work!!! Initially, I just expected to use it as a regular serum, which is mainly focused on moisture. I have a combination skin type. However!!! I found my pores got minimized after using it! And my skin is softer and glows more than before. It is a massive surprise for me!! As for the moisture, it is just fine, nothing special (cu z it is hundreds of bucks) For the ordinary Squalane, I have heard it a lot before! I also purchased it from Seoul airport(my friends bought it and shipped it to me). I received it three weeks ago to share some thoughts about the difference between this and the Lamer one. The Squalane can really do a moisture job very well. Its drop feels super smooth and easily absorbed. I won’t feel my skin dry all day after I apply it every morning. Especially in winter times, moisture is almost the most crucial thing for skincare, and the ordinary Squalane can complete the mission with a not bad price. Dupe or not? I feel like, if you only need moisturizer, the ordinary Squalane is perfect, but if you want to fix other skin problems, may go for Lamer. All in all, up to your budget!😘😘
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Wanggg
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Squalane? The Moisture Sealer!
Squalane? The Moisture Sealer!
The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane First, I must admit I purchased this completely by accident. As you know the ordinary serum and oil boxes look pretty similar and I didn’t notice it wasn’t what I wanted until I got home. Secondly, I had no idea what squalane was- But when in doubt, research it and make sure it’s something you can try! Here’s a tiny bit of research on Squalane: (my experience/review on this starts below this part) The science: Your skin naturally produces “squalene” but this diminishes as we age. Squalene works as a moisture barrier between your skin and the environment. However, it deteriorates quickly when it’s not being produced (by our subaceous glands), so instead we use its more shelf-stable hydrogenated version, “Squalane” in our skin care products. Squalane is a powerful and versatile emollient (moisturizer) derived primarily from plants (sugarcane & olives) for skin care products. Though it can also be sourced from sharks (not ideal). It’s claim to fame: “to help prevent moisture loss and increases soft, supple feel” Who would benefit from this: those with skin on the dry-side of the spectrum looking for a light-weight moisturizing formula. Also, for those like myself who have slightly sensitive skin, it doesn’t irritate. It can also be used on hair, cuticles and even as a post-sun treatment! Who should skip this: anyone with oily or acne prone skin. Since Squalane is part sebum is can contribute to acne. My review: I began using this mid-winter when my skin is at peak-thirst (very, very dry). And while I am very picky when it comes to oils, I found that incorporating this into my night routine worked really well for me when my skin felt like the Sahara. It does tend to leave a slight greasy layer (as expected with an oil) but it is very light-weight. I also began adding this to the back of my hands amid the constant hand-washing and it’s been INCREDIBLE. I gave this product 4/5 because while it’s really moisturizing and my hands are silky smooth, it’s not a product I consider a staple. I use a lot of other products that feel like they have similar results. This being said, the price point is wonderful and it does what it says, so I would still recommend it for someone who suffers from really dry skin. How I use it (works best for me): At night, after cleansing and toning, use a few drop, warm in hands and press into face gently. After it absorbs into skin a little (I will usually walk away for a few minutes), continue with your night cream/sleeping mask. Note: This is just the info (from sources citing doctors and experts) I used to understand this product a bit more while I tried it out for the first time. I like researching products before I try them out since my skin likes to complain with anything new haha ✌🏼
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Alicia_Lucia
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Dry Winter Skin (& tips when using retinol)
Dry Winter Skin (& tips when using retinol)
It is important to take good care of your skin in the winter. The cold air is harsh on the skin and can cause dehydration, dryness, and irritation. For those who use retinol (such as prescription tretinoin), these issues are always a concern and in the winter it is extra important to be mindful of how your skin is reacting. When you use a strong retinol your skin is automatically considered dry and sensitive due to the nature of the active ingredient. Whether you are using retinol or just struggling with dry winter skin, here are some tips to help you manage: ❄️Use a Gentle Cleanser❄️ Stay away from stripping cleansers as your skin’s moisture barrier is already compromised in the cold weather. Also, when removing makeup/double cleansing, stay away from makeup wipes because they are harsh on the skin and instead use a micellar water or cleansing balm. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser is my recommendation for a gentle cleanser. It works for all skin types. GLOW RECIPE - Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm is a fantastic makeup removing balm that hydrates the skin and is a perfect first step in a double cleansing routine. ❄️Add Hydrating Ingredients❄️ Try using products that contain humectants or other hydrating ingredients such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid. This will help your skin avoid irritation from the cold. You can incorporate this through any step of your routine, but I recommend hydrating serums and masks. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer can be used as a light moisturizer for those with oily skin, but I recommend using it as a hydrating serum under a thicker moisturizer. When my skin is feeling especially sensitive I mix it with my retinol to dilute the retinol and make it more tolerable for my skin. GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask is a hydrating masking option if that is what you prefer. ❄️Switch to a Different Moisturizer❄️ Make sure you have a thicker moisturizer when the weather changes to help protect your skin. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and ETUDE - Soon Jung, 2x Barrier Intensive Cream are good moisturizer options for the winter. ❄️Consider Occlusives❄️ Some people like to add an occlusive layer over their moisturizer to further protect from the winter air and to lock in the hydrating ingredients underneath. You could use something as simple as Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original or even an oil such as The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane to add an occlusive layer. ❄️Don’t Forget Lip Care❄️ Use a balm such as BURT’S BEES - Nourishing Mango Butter Lip Balm Tube to fight chapped lips! If you have any recommendations for dry winter skin please let me know in the comments!
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annaxo
 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original
Vaseline- 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original
💓The Magic Ingredient Your Skin Can't Live Without!💓
💓The Magic Ingredient Your Skin Can't Live Without!💓
I have allergy-prone skin especially when the season changes. My nose will dry up and flake very easily, causing itchiness. I'll always use squalane oil, when these issues come up because it's moisturizing and soothing. You may wonder what squalane is? Squalene, is naturally produced by the body. More specifically, it's produced by the sebaceous (oil) glands in our skin, which helps to keep the skin moisturized. Unfortunately, for all of us, our natural production of squalene slows significantly after the age of 30. Also, natural squalene isn't very stable, for skin-care purposes, we make it goes through a saturation process to become squalane, which is the version that makes it into our skin-care creams, face serums and oils to make our skin looks hydrated and young. If you are also interested in the great ingredient, let me introduce you two popular squalane skincare products — Haba Squalane Whitening Oil and The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I made a comparison and it may be helpful if you'd like to try one of the: As for the texture: Absorption: Haba > The Ordinary.  I think the Haba Squalane Oil is more easily absorbed as your face will feel a bit oily for a while after applying The Ordinary Squalane Oil. Price: Haba-$32.00 for 30ml The Ordinary-$7.90 for 30ml I have to say, The Ordinary is really affordable. Effectiveness: Haba > The Ordinary. I think both repair my skin well but The Ordinary sometimes causes acne breakouts because I have combination-oily skin. To sum up, I prefer to choose Haba. Lastly, I want to talk about how I use squalane oil: After washing my face and spraying some mist, I'll mixCeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and a drop of the squalane oil together then massage them onto my face. I'll add a facial cream in fall and winter but not in summer. I'll also use it by mixing it with my liquid foundation so that my makeup doesn't separate or become pasty.
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luckyzihlal
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Fall-Winter Nights Moisturizing Edit
Fall-Winter Nights Moisturizing Edit
bliss - Renew & Smooth Night Serum If you are new to glycolic acids or AHAs this is a great beginner’s choice. For me I thought this quite a gentle formula... I didn’t feel any discomfort or irritation. The gelly consistency feels really nice on my skin and the formula absorbs quickly into the skin. I have been applying this nightly on cleanse skin and allow the product to completely absorb and dry before applying other serums and oils. ✅✅✅Super Clean & 🐰Cruelty Free Bliss products are also made without: PARABENS • SLS/SLES • ADDED PHTHALATES • FORMALDEHYDE OR FORMALDEHYDE DONORS • TRICLOSAN • TRICLOCARBAN • PETROLATUM • TALC • NPE (NONYLPHENOL ETHOXYLATE) • BHA (BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE) • BHT (BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE) • HYDROQUINONE • PLASTIC MICRO-BEADS The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I’ve been loving this squalane serum on my face and body this month. I have eczema on my face, neck and arms and omg guys... This is so light weight and it absorbs instantaneously! So far I’m just happy that it soothes the irritations (eczema) and give my skin an extra layer of moisture where I need it most. Clean product: 🌱No Parabens 🌱No Alcohol 🌱No Sulfates 🌱No Nuts 🌱No Oils 🌱No Silicones 🐰Cruelty Free 🐰 Vegan COSRX - Low pH BHA Overnight Mask This is ultra moisturizing. It has the consistency of Vaseline and ointment cream.. so use sparingly. Half a pea- size is more than enough for the entire face and neck area. Even though it is very moisturizing and goes on quite thick— give it a few minutes and it’ll sink in like a dream. I use this overnight mask once or twice a week/ when I really feel like my face just need that extra boost and glow in the morning. This is a staple product in my travel bag! Gorgeous product! I ordered mine from ULTA but you can also order them on Amazon, Soko glam, Cosrx, etc. This product is also 🐰cruelty free. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for eczema relief below. Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
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iso.beauty
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Winter Hydration
Winter Hydration
As we transition into colder weather it is important to find a moisturizer that protects your skin. Even if you have oily skin, finding a good moisturizer for winter is essential. Here are the two main things I look for when taking care of my skin in the colder months: ❄️ humectants to pull moisture into the skin ❄️ an occlusive to prevent the loss of moisture The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA This moisturizer from The Ordinary is a great way to add humectants in the winter. It contains sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) and glycerin which are both popular humectants in skincare. I have found that incorporating too much hyaluronic acid in my routine can irritate my skin and because so many products contain it, I typically stay away from products that advertise it as a key ingredient. I prefer glycerin as a humectant, but this contains a good amount of both! If you are using this in your routine a hyaluronic acid serum is unnecessary. I think this is a good, thick moisturizer but it is not a personal favorite for my face. I do use it as a neck cream, though. If you are looking for an affordable winter moisturizer and are a fan of hyaluronic acid, this is a good product for you! In my opinion this is suitable for all skin types, but if you have oily skin this might be a little thick for you. The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I have loved using this oil as an occlusive layer over my moisturizers recently. I use tretinoin so my moisture barrier needs some extra help especially in the winter. This oil feels so nice on the skin, sinks in easily compared to other oils, and has not made me break out! To apply it I put 2-3 drops of oil in my palms, warm it up and spread it across my hands, and then press my palms all over my face and neck. Depending on what my skin needs I either apply it over my moisturizer or skip the moisturizer and apply it over a hydrating serum. I use this in my PM routine as it gives a noticeable glow (not something I particularly look for), but every so often I add a drop or two into my moisturizer in the AM. This is suitable for all skin types including oily skin! Just be careful because a little goes a long way. Both of these products are under $10 and I purchased them at Ulta. If you have tried either of these or have any product recommendations please let me in the comments!
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annaxo
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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